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Opportunities for Students

Juniors interested in attending Illinois Boys or Girls State and who meet the eligibility requirements should contact their local legion post, school counselor, or email info@illinoisboysstate.org for further information.  For more information and registration forms for Illinois Boys State, visit http://illinoisboysstate.org/.  For more information and registration forms for Illinois Girls State, visit http://ilgirlsstate.org/.

Veterans of Foreign Wars sponsors the Voice of Democracy, a national patriotic speech writing competition open to 9-12th grade students.  Visit www.vfw.org/VOD/ for the application and more information.  Entries must be submitted by October 31, 2017 to a local VFW chapter.  For more information, contact Richard Kuehl, VFW Post #2605, PO Box 1113, Carbondale, IL, 62903, ph. 618-201-3073.

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation invites US high school students to write an essay on an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1956.  For contest information, registration, and to submit your essay, visit www.jfklibrary.org/essaycontest. Deadline for submission is January 4, 2018.

Murray State University is pleased to announce the Commonwealth Honors Academy. Upon completion of the Academy, students will receive 6 hours of university credit, have the opportunity to take six additional hours of tuition free courses during their senior year, be awarded a four-year $2000 per year housing scholarship to Murray State.  Interesed juniors should visit www.murraystate.edu/cha for more information and the application.  

Southern Illinois Healthcare developed a Summer Internship Program to help peak the interest of high school students planning for a career in healthcare.  Qualified students are eligible fo ra 6-8 week internship program in Laboratory, Nursing, Radiology, Respiratory Therapy, Physical or Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, or other approved career field. Students entering thier junior or senior year and graduating seniors are eligible to apply. The internship will begin in June and end after the first week in August. More information and the application can be found at www.sih.net/careers.  The annual deadline for applying is May 1.

Carterville High School1415 West Grand AvenueCarterville, IL  62918

PH: 618-985-2940Fax: 618-985-2741

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